[CentOS] OT: Viewer for .docx M$ WORD files?

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 23:37:52 UTC 2009

On Jun 10, 2009, at 6:31 PM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>  

> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 4:54 PM, Ross Walker<rswwalker at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> On Jun 10, 2009, at 5:42 PM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>>> OK. I have OpenOffice.org Writer 3.1 open.    :-)
>>>>> There is a big problem with the way the .docx file was  
>>>>> displayed. It
>>>>> is not pretty. I can see most or all of the words, but they are  
>>>>> not
>>>>> where they should be. A formatting problem that I can fix?
>>>>> Thank you, again, for sharing your time and expertise.  Much
>>>>> appreciated!   Lanny
>>>> Most probably a font problem you can fix.
>>>> Look for msttcorefonts there is a spec file you download to build  
>>>> the
>>>> rpm, pre-requisites are rpm-build, redhat-rpm-config, cabextract
>>>> (epel), maybe make.
>>>> Put the spec file in /usr/src/redhat/SPEC then from that directory
>>>> run
>>>> 'rpmbuild -ba msttcorefonts.spec' and after it downloads, extracts
>>>> and
>>>> builds the rpm it should be in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/noarch. Just
>>>> rpm -
>>>> ivh it from there and save a copy for future use.
>>>> Sometimes the font mirrors hang, so if it hangs downloading  
>>>> something
>>>> just ctrl-c out of it and re-run the rpmbuild.
> I Googled and found this page, which hopefully, along with your
> instructions, will help me and if anyone else references this thread,
> maybe help them too.
> <http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/>

That's the site. It's one of those to bookmark.

Once you create the rpm though, stick it on flash for future use.


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